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Engineering Controls Manager- Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 144620 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Project Controls Scheduling 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Engineering Controls Manager is responsible for leading the Engineering Controls Team, as well as all operational & financial reporting for the Engineering Controls Department. The department services projects within all markets Kiewit Power Engineering (KPE) and Kiewit Industrial (K-IND) operate in. Duties include weekly reporting at project & department levels, staffing decisions, financial performance analysis, monthly reporting of operational results, and ongoing maintenance/development of performance metrics. 

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery. 


Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas: 

  • Gas-fired generation  

  • Power delivery  

  • Environmental retrofits 

  • Renewables and new technology 

  • Water/wastewater 


We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 



This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


  • Must be able to articulate and summarize information and results to executive management.
  • Accountable for budgeted, actual, and forecasted - quantity, man-hours and dollars.
  • Accountable for the preparation and completion of internal audits.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to the project controls staff, assisting with development plans and performance evaluations.
  • Involvement in our compliance programs 
  • Maintain records as required regarding job progress, costs and tracking of change orders.
  • Ensure client billing at Project Levels is occurring accurately and on-time. 
  • Perform other duties as required by leadership.
  • Right sizing of team – identify opportunities to challenge individuals for their own career growth
  • Review & Implement established Kiewit procedures, ensure existing SOPs are followed
  • Monitor & develop KPIs (earned value analysis) – audit at key progress points on large projects
  • Collaborate with operations management to build relationships and establish effective controls
  • Represent Kiewit Engineering Controls in internal and external meetings – trainings, presentations to engineering partners, overviews to potential clients, etc.
  • Coordination with Estimating and Business Management to support transition from proposal to execution
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Show understanding of project schedule reports (Progress S-Curves and Manpower Bar Charts)
  • Identify and understand key components in project contracts that impact project controls processes
  • Maintain past cost integrity


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the business consulting, engineering, or construction industry.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive.
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities and experience speaking in public, to groups, or via electronic media.
  • Ability to think strategically while identifying problems and developing creative solutions.
  • Ability to summarize information and communicate results to executive management.
  • Ability to build relationships and communicate across matrix organizations.
  • Candidates must also be able and willing to do minimal travel for business needs.
  • Exposure to data analytics and machine learning preferred.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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